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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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Social Change Theatre Project

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it." -Augusto Boal

Volunteer with us to play with theatre as a means of social change. Learn improv techniques and help create a piece to perform at the library and elsewhere. 

Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allow. All teens (ages 13-18) are welcome! No experience necessary.

For more information, ask:

Rachael Bild, High School Services Librarian
rbild@oppl.org, 708.452.3471

or
Larry Nance, Supervisor
lnance@oppl.org
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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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Girls Who Code

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology. Join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models as you use computer science to impact your community.

Our club is free and open to all youth age 13-18 who culturally identify as girls or women. If you don't know how to code, we'll teach you. If you do know how to code, we'll teach you to code better. No experience needed. GWC is not a program for elite students only—anybody can learn to code.

Space is limited. Registration for the first session will register students for the weekly series through December 12. Spots may become available through our waiting list until October 3; after that, new students cannot be added.

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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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Social Change Theatre Project

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it." -Augusto Boal

Volunteer with us to play with theatre as a means of social change. Learn improv techniques and help create a piece to perform at the library and elsewhere. 

Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allow. All teens (ages 13-18) are welcome! No experience necessary.

For more information, ask:

Rachael Bild, High School Services Librarian
rbild@oppl.org, 708.452.3471

or
Larry Nance, Supervisor
lnance@oppl.org
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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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Girls Who Code

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology. Join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models as you use computer science to impact your community.

Our club is free and open to all youth age 13-18 who culturally identify as girls or women. If you don't know how to code, we'll teach you. If you do know how to code, we'll teach you to code better. No experience needed. GWC is not a program for elite students only—anybody can learn to code.

Space is limited. Registration for the first session will register students for the weekly series through December 12. Spots may become available through our waiting list until October 3; after that, new students cannot be added.

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Maker Lab for Grades 6-12

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Students in grades 6–12 are invited to experiment and learn with creative technologies, including a 3D printer and sewing machines.
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The Ask

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Get real answers to all the questions you were too afraid to ask. Honest experts from agencies that specialize in youth and health -- including peer educators -- will answer your anonymous questions about relationships, dating, and growing up. You can submit questions at the event or online at: bit.ly/OP-ask

This program is in partnership with the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health. Thanks to the Addison Public Library for its leadership.

All Dates: 10/04/2018, 11/01/2018, 12/06/2018, 02/07/2019, 03/07/2019, 05/02/2019
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Restorative Justice Youth Conference Day 1

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join us for our first annual Restorative Justice Youth Conference, where we will explore the theme "What is restorative justice?" Come share your definition of restorative justice and what it should look like for your community. Our event will host peace circles, panels, workshops, and so much more:
  • 10:30 am-12 pm: Panel discussion
  • 2 pm & 3:15 pm: Workshops
    • A.L.M.A.: Justice and Compassion: Opposites or Parts of a Whole?
      This workshop explores the relationship between emotional intelligence, the practices of Compassion and Nonviolent Communication, and the principles of restorative justice.
    • Catherine Cook School: What Does Justice Looks Like?
      We will examine in depth the four types of justice: distributive; procedural; restorative; retributive and how these definitions relate to the different types of settings we find ourselves in. We will attempt to explore what justice looks like for individuals, communities, and institutions wrestling with how to have a sense of fairness for all those involved.
    • YES Prep Northbrook: Restorative Justice and Systemic Oppression
      Restorative practitioners engage in restorative conversations that attempt to link interpersonal harms to the framing of the 4 I's of oppression- ideological, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized. In this session, participants will look at a case study and determine how they would respond to various disciplinary incidents that involve xenophobia, racism, and colorism.
    • Ernest Crim III: Social Media Justice*
      Participants will learn how activists throughout history have used technology to their advantage in their plight for equity and justice. Furthermore, they'll learn how activists, such as the presenter, are using social media and other digital age assets for our benefit presently. *This workshop will be held at 2 pm only.
This two-day conference also will take place on Sunday, October 7.

What is restorative justice? Learn more (pdf) »
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Restorative Justice Youth Conference Day 2

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join us for our first annual Restorative Justice Youth Conference, where we will explore the theme "What is restorative justice?" Come share your definition of restorative justice and what it should look like for your community. Our event will host peace circles, panels, workshops, and so much more. 
  • 2-3:15 pm: Workshop discussing racism and restorative justice led by Restorative Justice Practitioner Pamela Purdie from Precious Blood Ministries 
  • 3:15-3:45 pm: Snack Break
  • 4-5:15 pm: Panel discussion on how to restore justice. Participants on the panel include: Project Manager Quintin Williams from Heartland Alliance, the Chicago Police Department, Restorative Justice Practitioner Pamela Purdie from Precious Blood Ministries, and Director of the Living Word Christian Center Dr. Eddie Kornegay.
This two-day conference also will take place on Saturday, October 6.

What is restorative justice? Learn more (pdf) »
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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

View More

Social Change Theatre Project

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it." -Augusto Boal

Volunteer with us to play with theatre as a means of social change. Learn improv techniques and help create a piece to perform at the library and elsewhere. 

Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allow. All teens (ages 13-18) are welcome! No experience necessary.

For more information, ask:

Rachael Bild, High School Services Librarian
rbild@oppl.org, 708.452.3471

or
Larry Nance, Supervisor
lnance@oppl.org
View More

The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

View More

Girls Who Code

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology. Join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models as you use computer science to impact your community.

Our club is free and open to all youth age 13-18 who culturally identify as girls or women. If you don't know how to code, we'll teach you. If you do know how to code, we'll teach you to code better. No experience needed. GWC is not a program for elite students only—anybody can learn to code.

Space is limited. Registration for the first session will register students for the weekly series through December 12. Spots may become available through our waiting list until October 3; after that, new students cannot be added.

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Maker Series: Wall Decals

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
Create a wall decal or sticker using our Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter. Design your item in Silhouette Studio and the machine will cut it out for you to take home. Computer and internet experience is required.
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Frankenstein Fall: Frankenweenie Movie

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Join us for a movie and popcorn as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein and all the monsters it inspired!

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, written by Mary Shelley, tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. It was first published in 1818, and Frankenstein Fall, an Oak Park Public Library event series, is celebrating the 200th anniversary of this pivotal tome. 
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Frankenstein Fall: Frankentoys!

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Are you a Teen or a Tween? If so, come to the Maze Branch and build your own Frankenstein Monster as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein and all the the monsters it inspired! 

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, written by Mary Shelley, tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. It was first published in 1818, and Frankenstein Fall, an Oak Park Public Library event series, is celebrating the 200th anniversary of this pivotal tome. 
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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

View More

Social Change Theatre Project

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it." -Augusto Boal

Volunteer with us to play with theatre as a means of social change. Learn improv techniques and help create a piece to perform at the Restorative Justice Youth Conference on Saturday, October 6 and elsewhere. 

Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allows. All teens (ages 13-18) are welcome! Ask Rachael or Larry for more information.
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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

View More

Girls Who Code

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology. Join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models as you use computer science to impact your community.

Our club is free and open to all youth age 13-18 who culturally identify as girls or women. If you don't know how to code, we'll teach you. If you do know how to code, we'll teach you to code better. No experience needed. GWC is not a program for elite students only—anybody can learn to code.

Space is limited. Registration for the first session will register students for the weekly series through December 12. Spots may become available through our waiting list until October 3; after that, new students cannot be added.

View More

Maker Lab for Grades 6-12

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Students in grades 6–12 are invited to experiment and learn with creative technologies, including a 3D printer and sewing machines.
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Registration is open

FAFSA Completion Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
Stop in for help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Bring your 2017 tax forms and sit down at a computer. A financial aid professional will be available to answer questions and help you complete your FAFSA at no charge. 

You will need the following information about the student and parents (for dependent students): 
  • Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number if student is not a US citizen.
  • Records of income, such as income earned from work and business, child support paid or received and any other untaxed income. If you have them, refer to the W-2 Forms or Federal Income Tax Return 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ. You will use your 2017 tax information.
  • Information about assets, such as savings, certificates of deposit, stock options, bonds, 529 plans and other college savings programs; and investment real estate, business and farm.
  • Driver's license number, if you have one.
  • Dates of birth.
  • Month and year of marriage, separation, divorce or other change in marital status.
Family groups are welcome; only one reservation is necessary. Computers are available, but you are welcome to bring a laptop.
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